Is Eros the Untapped Energy of Our Time?

Guest post by Veronica Monet, ACS, CAM, founder of TheShameFreeZone. This image on the left is not a family of Chimpanzees. Chimpanzees are notoriously violent. This is their closest cousin, the bonobo. And incidentally, the bonobo is also our closest genetic cousin. What makes the bonobo so special is how they use eros to create a non-violent…

Healing Sexual Shame

Guest post by Veronica Monet, ACS, CAM, founder of TheShameFreeZone. Article originally appeared in Living Well Magazine Healing shame is a vital step toward realizing your full potential and can have many unexpected benefits. For instance, if you are less controlled by feelings of shame, you may have more energy and enthusiasm to explore your…

Talking To Your Teenager About Sex

Image © Phil Spratt As the cartoon above illustrates, because of technology young people are more exposed to sex than ever before. But are they more knowledgable? Yes and no. While teenagers are watching lots of porn, they are receiving few alternative perspectives about what a consensual and happy sexual relationship looks like. Whether or…

Madonna-Whore Complex

“Your nails are pretty,” he said as he examined her hands, “are they fake?” In the world of pick-up artists, or PUAs, back-handed compliments like this are known as negs. PUAs purposefully use psychological tactics like negs to entice a girl into being attracted to them. “Of course not!” She was flustered and caught off-guard.…